Kairi

school uniform

Kingdom Hearts II

Last Updated: 12-10-2010


I have been dying to do a Kingdom Hearts costume, other than the Disney characters, for awhile. I like Kairi and feel she doesn't get the props she deserves so I happened upon some really awsome blue and white plaid last year and decided I could pull off her school uniform. I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle her pink dress just yet. I've had issues in the past with pleated skirts but somehow seem drawn to them. Go figure. ;)

The wig was a costume store find and while a little on the cheep side ended up working out wonderfully. I cut and styled it myself and am very pleased with how it turned out. It took me forever to make myself stop tweeking the sides of it. I kept wanting to trim it and knew if I touched it anymore I would get it too short and absolutly hate it. It ended up a little short in the back anyway, but I can live with it. I have to brush it before I wear it and after I take it off, however it is one of only two wigs were people ask if it is my real hair so, I am more than willing to put up with it. :D

The shirt is a thirft store find. I cut the sleeves off and re-hemed the arm holes. At some point I may add the little caplet thingies she has.

The tie was a first and after much struggle I managed to make it look alright. I may re-make it but that will all depend on how much material I have left over. The funny thing is, despite having measured it, it's too long. LOL I have to safety pin it shorter. Oh well. At least I have the tie.

The skirt is a pleated skirt made out of flannel. It's pretty much like wearing pjs. :) I had a little bit of trouble with getting the skirt to work, but I am really happy with how it turned out. I didn't realize untill I helped orginize a KH school group that this plaid was very hard to find. Not just the kind I bought, but blue and white plaid in general. It was like a treasure hunt to help my fellow costumers find this fabric. I manged to locate the last of it at a store near me and got it to one of our members. My advice, plan this costume in advance so you can be searching for the perfect blue and white plaid. Then hoard it when you find it!!! LOL

The socks I found at Target and they have never fallen down like knee socks tend to and the shoes were and awsome find at Kohls. Sadly they are a little big, but it was either that or too small.

The bag I found at a craft store and will hopefully get around to painting soon.

The paoupu fruit I made from pink insulation foam. I shaped it, Mod Podged it, covered it in a base of white paint before painting it yellow, then added another coat of Mod Podge. The leaf was a leaf I took from the stem of a rose I used for my friends Yuna wings. ;)

I'm happy with how this turned out aside form the fact it makes me look larger than I am. *shrugs* I am hoping to get more pics soon and sadly have none of my bag at the moment. This will definetly be a cosplay I will not be retiring any time soon. :D

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Aurora's Heart

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Character Kairi
Series Kingdom Hearts II
Costume Views 359
Favorites 0
Comments 1
Upload Date 12-10-2010
Debuted NDK 2010

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